Congratulations to our Grimsby community champion Lynn Bailey who’s won an award for her tireless volunteering work with Grimsby in Bloom.

For the last year Lynn has helped out at various events organised by the local voluntary organisation alongside fellow volunteer Sarah Harvey.

The pair were helping out at the group’s annual awards evening when they were presented with the chairperson’s award.

Grimsby in Bloom chairperson Elaine Atkinson said: "Lynn has been absolutely amazing, she’s just lovely, lots of fun and has organised so much for the group.

“Every year I look at how people contribute to our organisation and Lynn and Sarah have been with us at every event, working their socks off, so I thought it was time they were recognised for their efforts.”

Lynn said: "Sarah and I were at the awards night working on the raffle when someone nudged me to tell me we needed to go up and accept an award.

“It was a lovely surprise, it’s been a pleasure to be involved with the group and we were delighted.”

Grimsby in Bloom aims to improve the local area by providing attractive gardens and green spaces and also helping clean and tidy green areas in and around the town.